♡2 cups sugar
♡¾ cup vegetable oil
♡2 eggs, room temperature
♡1 cup buttermilk,(room temperature)
♡2 teaspoons vanilla extract
♡1 oz red food coloring
♡½ cup hot water
♡1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
♡2 cups all-purpose flour
♡1 teaspoon baking soda
♡1 teaspoon baking powder
♡1 teaspoon salt
♡2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


♡1 (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
♡4 tablespoons butter, softened at room temperature (do not melt)
♡2 cups powdered sugar


♡Preheat oven to 325

♡In a large bowl mix together sugar and oil until well combined.

♡Beat in eggs until mixture is uniform in color.

♡Add in buttermilk, vanilla extract and food coloring.

♡Mix until well combined.

♡Mix in hot water and distilled vinegar.

♡Add flour.

♡Mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and add to bowl.

♡Add in cocoa powder.

♡Mix to combine all ingredients.

♡Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.

♡Pour ¼ cup of batter into each liner.
Bake to 18-20 minutes or until tops are spongey to the touch. do not over cook

♡Remove from oven and let cupcakes sit in pan for 5 minutes.

♡Place cupcakes on a cooling wrack to finish cooling.

♡Make the frosting by creaming together cream cheese and butter. Slowly add in powdered sugar and beat until creamy.